By Sam Bush
As soon as the Eagles beat the Vikes and the Pats held on to beat the Jags, Vegas posted New England as a 6-point favorites.
But the line moved quickly to 5½. If you like the Eagles, you have the security that you are in a lot of company.
“I think it might come down a little bit more,” perhaps to 5, said Jon Campbell, sports analyst at OddsShark, a sports gambling information site. That action on the Eagles is coming mostly from fans and casual bettors, he said. “The Super Bowl typically is a public game. It’s a lot of recreational money.”
And of course just because people bet one way, that doesn’t mean they are right. Campbell cautions that particularly on the Super Bowl, early money can be a bad sign since it doesn’t always come from the smartest players.